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Deadline: March 4, 2022 5:00pm

The CEC Secretariat, headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is seeking an experienced professional to fill the position of Comptroller.

This full-time, two-year position, with possibility of renewal, is open to nationals of Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

The position, which reports directly to the Director of Administration and Finance, has responsibility over comptrollership and financial operations and resources, through accounting-related activities and the provision of financial services for the organization.

Within this context, the Comptroller’s main functions pertain to accounting and administrative support, the year-end audit, financial integrity of the budgetary system, and payroll activities.

You should apply if you have expertise in accounting and financial management and performance, and if you would like a unique experience in an international organization that supports federal governments in addressing environmental and sustainable development issues in North America.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensures integrity and accuracy of budgetary and accounting systems
  • Plans and prepares the annual budget including guidance and oversight for budget monitoring and reporting activities
  • Prepares and analyzes annual and periodic financial statements
  • Supervises accounting services
  • Establishes and updates budgeting and financial policies, procedures and systems
  • Manages the annual external audit process
  • Provides assistance and guidance in the interpretation of financial rules, allocation and distribution of funding, procurement for goods and services
  • Supports payroll activities, including preparation of payroll data, and integration of payroll information in the accounting system

Attributes and qualifications:

  • University degree in accounting, recognized professional credential (Chartered Professional Accountant/CPA designation).
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant accounting and financial experience, including payroll responsibilities
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting procedures and a basic knowledge of financial/fiscal matters
  • Knowledge and experience in using computerized accounting systems, such as Microsoft Dynamics, would be considered an asset
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and good knowledge of one of the other two official languages of the CEC (French and Spanish).
  • Superior analytical, organizational, oral and written communication skills, including the ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Prior experience working in an international organization will be considered an asset.

The annual base salary for this position ranges from a net minimum income of US$55,000.00 to a maximum of US$65,000.00, representing a range (gross income) of CDN$90,000.00 to CDN$110,000.00, based on a weekly schedule of 37.5 hours. This income is paid in Canadian currency.

In addition to the salary, the CEC provides benefits representing 25% of your annual salary (US net income), as provided in our benefits package, which also includes healthcare coverage. The benefits package can be used for childcare services, retirement savings (RRSP), tuition costs, and professional or fitness facilities memberships and dues, among others.

The CEC promotes employment equity and encourages diversity.

Please submit your résumé and cover letter by e-mail to by 4 March 2022.

No phone calls or email message inquiries will be accepted

About the CEC

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) was established in 1994 by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States through the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, a parallel environmental agreement to NAFTA. As of 2020, the CEC is recognized and maintained by the Environmental Cooperation Agreement, in parallel with the new Free Trade Agreement of North America. The CEC brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including the general public, Indigenous people, youth, nongovernmental organizations, academia, and the business sector, to seek solutions to protect North America’s shared environment while supporting sustainable development for the benefit of present and future generations.

The CEC is governed and funded equally by the Government of Canada through Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Government of the United States of Mexico through the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, and the Government of the United States of America through the Environmental Protection Agency.

We appreciate your interest in the CEC and wish to inform you that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All résumés will be kept on file for a six-month period and taken into consideration for any suitable vacancies occurring during that time.